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psychoneurotic

[sahy-koh-noo-rot-ik, -nyoo-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ nʊˈrɒt ɪk, -nyʊ-/
adjective, noun
1.
Origin of psychoneurotic
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; psycho- + neurotic1
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  • They develop exactly as psychoneurotic conditions do in the abdomen or in joints.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • The result can be an almost normal sexual life—usually a limited one—but supplemented by psychoneurotic disease.

  • Our study of psychoneurotic disturbances points to a more comprehensive explanation, which includes that of Westermarck.

    Totem and Taboo Sigmund Freud
  • It is not, therefore, only the psychoneurotic whose unconscious takes the form of the "Œdipus complex."

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • These psychoneurotic conditions in large muscles help us to understand what happens in organic diseases.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • It is in those of delicate health, neurotic disposition, and psychoneurotic tendencies, that reassurances are needed.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • They really embody the character that has so long been attributed to the psychoneurotic symptom.

  • The symptom in the true neuroses is frequently the nucleus and incipient stage of development of the psychoneurotic symptom.

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